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Okay, I am rerunning my loop today and was wondering what people thought about my setup.

Cooling 980x, 2x580 all OCed like a mad man.

Anywho, I have 1 360rad, 1 240rad and 1 120rad. Using a DD CPX Pro pump, yate loons on the 360rad and Gentle Typhoons on the others.

Edit: All radiators are swiftech, this model http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5795/ex-rad-121/Swiftech_MCR320_Quiet_Power_Triple_120mm_Radiator_-_Black_MCR320-QP-K.html?tl=g30c95s161

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Edited by tconroy135 - 1/20/11 at 6:32am
post #2 of 13
What is the order of your loop?

My guesses:
pump-360-cpu-240-gpu-120-gpu-pump (optimal in my opinion)
pump-360-cpu-240-120-gpu-gpu-pump
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You should be ok just with the 360 and 240 rads. The loop order doesnt matter as long as your reservour is before and higher than the pump. What blocks are you using?
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I didn't really see a question. If your question is whether a 360 a 240 and a 120 rad are enough for your cpu and two gpus, that's more than enough rad. You could even ditch the 240 and just use the 360 and 120 together. Or, you could use the 360 and 240 together and ditch the 120.

The concern here is your pump. It's not going to be enough for that loop. I expect you'll be under 1GPM, which is no bueno senior.
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Res-Pump-360-GPU´s-120-240-CPU
That is the most efficient way to do it!
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post #6 of 13
You would probably be alright with just the 360 and 240, but a little extra cooling never hurt anyone, especially if you have the room.

To be honest though, the part Im more worried about is your pump. You have a lot of blocks for your pump to push through. If you wanted better temps I would get a more powerful pump for higher mass flow rate. Thats my $.02 though.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Desert Rat;12077564 
You should be ok just with the 360 and 240 rads. The loop order doesnt matter as long as your reservour is before and higher than the pump. What blocks are you using?

Loop order does matter, when you are trying to cool things most effectively. If you ran all the 3 radiators in a row, then all 3 blocks in a row...that last block is going to be getting much hotter water than the first block.
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Originally Posted by Kung Pow;12077581 
Res-Pump-360-GPU´s-120-240-CPU
That is the most efficient way to do it!

The most efficient way to do it is to have a radiator between each block, for the same reason that I stated above. Though, my first post might be slightly incorrect...it may be better to have the 120 right after the cpu because it puts off the least amount of heat.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mhaneline;12077567 
I didn't really see a question. If your question is whether a 360 a 240 and a 120 rad are enough for your cpu and two gpus, that's more than enough rad. You could even ditch the 240 and just use the 360 and 120 together. Or, you could use the 360 and 240 together and ditch the 120.

The concern here is your pump. It's not going to be enough for that loop. I expect you'll be under 1GPM, which is no bueno senior.

That's actually a pretty boss pump.

I too believe you could get by with the 360 and the 120, but the 360 and 240 might make you feel bigger about yourself.
    
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post #9 of 13
Order won't matter once water delta reaches equilibrium.

240 bottom mount exhausting with a fan intaking in the front.
(the way Ouvapac and Wermad have it set up in the Obisidian forum)

360 up top exhausting. Flip the 800's rear fan into an intake and add a a good air mover (I'm adding a 220cfm Delta because I am a mad man) and you should be good.

(Once I'm set up and I see my temps, I may mod a 480 up top and a 360 down below)
post #10 of 13
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Aight so the concensus is I just need the 360 and 240 and should forget about the 120?

The Order I normally would do is Reservoir(Bay) >>> Pump(Same level as quick swap bays if you know the 800D) >>> Bottom of the case 240 RAD >>> Top of the Case 360Rad >>> Back 120Rad(optional) >>> CPU Block(HF Supreme) >>> Top 580(EK) > Bottom 580(EK) >>> Back to Reservoir.

Edit: I could care less about my 580s as long as they don't get over 70c, my real concern is keeping the 980x as low as possible.

If it matters my 980 is @ ~1.4v and the 580s are both at 1.1v(Bios) and ~1.17v(Afterburner) for 992(Metro profile).
Edited by tconroy135 - 1/20/11 at 7:46am
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